Writing on the Land of Freedom: The Pastoral in African American Literature|
|Course Cluster: Urban Studies|
Landscape figures prominently and powerfully in the African American literary imagination. Writers have crafted evocative meditations on the natural world as they grapple with sobering realities of life, dramatic assertions of self, and transformative historical moments. This course will think about African American literary invocations of idealized, mythological, sacred, and knowable land and move toward a delineation of the African American pastoral aesthetic and tradition. We will read novels, poems, short stories, essays, letters, and journal entries by writers such as David Bradley, Charles Chesnutt, Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove, Charlotte Forten Grimké, Zora Neale Hurston, Randall Kenan, Victoria Earle Matthews, Gloria Naylor, and Marilyn Nelson.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
See the textbook list at Broad Street Books.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Essays, online portfolio, and reading responses.
|Instructor(s): Brown,Lois Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: CAAS LOUNG; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 3||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 8||FR: 0|
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